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Positively Parish News – Week of July 15, 2013

CORRECTION:  The Parish Ecumenical Food Pantry hours will be from 2-5 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, July 16 and every Tuesday thereafter.

The Parish Ecumenical Food Pantry is located at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, 814 Rider St.

Remember that your local food pantry continues to collect nonperishable food items.

Please help those less fortunate.

Call Bridget at 625-7833 for more information.

Vehjric and Vanessa Dupree spent the day with their grandparents Dennis and Jan Morse recently.

Grandpa took them all out to breakfast.

Vanessa, grandma and friend, Horlly Luser, put up a lemonaide stand.

They sold a glass of lemonaide and a cookie for 75 cents.

The girls were so proud that they made a little money.

Wayne and Jacqueline Murphy travelled out to San Diego to spend the 4th of July with their daughter, Kelly.

They had a great time seeing the fireworks.

They also went sailing out in the Pacific Ocean on a racing sailboat and had the opportunity to see the pandas at the San Diego Zoo.

They managed to cover a lot of ground in the short time they were there!

On the 6th of July, Chet and Gretchen Sayer attended a farewell party for their grandson, Brian Shovlin and his family.

Brian is in the Navy and has been transferred to Norfolk, Va.

The Shovlin family is now settled in their new home in Virginia and expect to be there for three years.

The Parish Public Library will host an afternoon program of crafts, snacks and games based on the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff on July 24 from 2-3 p.m. at the Parish Public Library, 3 Church St.

The suggested ages are Pre-K to first grade, but is open to all young children.

For more information, call 625-7130.

Frank Cronk gave me a shout reminding me to remind fellow 1982 classmates not to forget the “Better Late Than Never APW Class of ’82 Class Reunion” to be held on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the  Happy Valley Inn, Route 69, West Amboy.

No cost to come, just buy your own food and drinks.

Dance or sway to 1980s music performed by a live band!

That time of year again and a chance to see old acquaintances once again in Parish.

The Parish Olde Home Day will be held on August 10 on the corner of South Railroad and State Route 69 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

There will be yet another exciting day filled with vendors, crafters and lots of ol’ time fun.

If you would like to get involved call Nancy Bookheimer at 447-1211 or email [email protected]

Our mission for Olde Home Day is to enable the feelings of pride and community spirit in the manner of a small town/village which works together to improve each other’s daily lives while providing a fun filled day for people of all ages.

Daniel Dalin – president, Greater Parish Area Chamber of Commerce.

Community VBS held at the Parish Faith Church of the Nazarene week of July 15 from 6-8 p.m.

Open to children in grades Pre-K to 6.

This is a family VBS.

Parents are encouraged to stay with preschool aged kids and join in on the games and fun!

Family fun day on Friday with free food and games.

Peanut free snacks are provided daily.

Come join us in the ancient city of Athens and learn about Paul’s dangerous mission!

The New Hope Presbyterian Church will host a Community Blood Drive on July 20 at the Parish Fire Station, 16 Union St., from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Please call 289-2391 to set up an appointment.

Summer is a critical time to keep the blood levels replenished.

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Email information to [email protected] or call 289-2391.